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Path taken by the point of vernal equinox along the ecliptic over the past 6000 years.

Ayanamsa (Sanskrit ayanāṃśa: ayana 'movement' + aṃśa 'component'), also ayanabhāga (Sk. bhāga 'portion'), is the Sanskrit term for many systems used in Hindu astrology to account for the precession of equinoxes.[1][verification needed] There are also systems of ayanamsa used in Western sidereal astrology, such as the Fagan/Bradley Ayanamsa.[2]

Gandanta is a Sanskrit word that is derived from gaNDa meaning joint, spot, knot and anta meaning end, termination, dividing line. In Vedic Astrology, we take this to mean the knot at the dividing line. This knot at the dividing line occurs between water and fire signs of the sidereal zodiac. Gandanta are astrological points studied in Vedic Astrology that are particularly connected with spiritual growth. These points are at the junction (sandhi) between two signs and two nakshtras. Sep 27, 2019 Therefore, Gandanta is translated as the knot at the end. It is the area in the zodiac that is at the transition of the water element to the fire element. These points occur at three places, namely; the junctions between the Rashis of Pisces and Aries, Cancer and Leo as well as Scorpio and Sagittarius.


There are various systems of Ayanamsa that are in use in Hindu astrology (also known as Vedic astrology) such as the Raman Ayanamsa[3] and the Krishnamurthy Ayanamsa,[1] but the Lahiri Ayanamsa, named after its inventor, astronomer N.C. Lahiri, is by far the most prevalent system.[2][4] Critics of Lahiri Ayanamsa have proposed an ayanamsa called True Chitra Paksha Ayanamsa.[2][4] Dulakara Ayanamsa is the most accurate one and it can be verified with many Vedic astronomical principles.[5]

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The use of ayanamsa to account for the precession of equinoxes is believed to have been defined in Vedic texts at least 2,500 years before the Greek astronomer Hipparchus quantified the precession of equinoxes in 127 B.C.[6]


  1. ^ abBarbara Pijan,
  2. ^ abc'Ayanamshas in Sidereal Astrology'. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  3. ^'Saravali: Ayanamsa'. Retrieved 5 December 2019.
  4. ^ abMihira, Varaha (4 February 2016). 'Which Ayanamsa did Sri Varahamihira use?'. Medium. Retrieved 31 March 2020.
  5. ^Indrasena, B.S.H. (2020).'The Zero Ayanamsa Year', in Resolving the controversies of astrology and Vedic astronomy. pp 61-78.
  6. ^VS (28 March 2015). 'Sidereal vs. Tropical'. The Art of Vedic Astrology. Retrieved 5 December 2019.

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